Someone gave me an experiment to try not saying one negative thing about myself for 24 hours (inside voices of the mind; thankfully, I don’t habitually share these aloud). And then try another 24.
I have been given this assignment before, and have gone through times where I believed self-love changed my life. For a day. Or two. Then back to normal.
Comparing myself to others and falling short.
Thinking if only I could have loved myself well enough back then, I would not have made X choice, Y mistake, and Z disaster.
See, you can’t even love yourself correctly. . . and then the 24-hour experiment starts over at square one. How many years of 24 hours will it take to crush the network?
My system of critics is as huge and sophisticated as a Microsoft network and some days the Cartoon Network. I suspect most of ours are. I’m willing to give it a try for 24 hours and see what happens.